Posted on December 31, 2021 Bob Matthews sums up 2021 fishing Following is a recap of the 2021 fishing year by Bob Matthews at Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina Happy New year to all,the season isn t over by any means but a review of it so far in my observation it was a very good year. Have a Safe Healthy New Year BOB Following are comments on the 2021 fishing season from Bob Matthews at Fisherman s Den in Belmar Marina Happy New year to all,the season isn t over by any means but a review of it so far in my observation it was a very good year.
Posted on December 30, 2021 Big Mohawk Capt. Chris Hueth memorialized by his wife A year ago today the fishing community lost one of its greats . One year ago today I lost my husband, best friend and the love of my life, the father of our amazing children, Christopher, Chandler and Brendan.
Posted on December 29, 2021 Last shots at sea bass The last few party boat trips to far offshore wrecks that hold big sea bass are being made before that season closes at years-end. The Big Jamaica also has a couple of spots left on tomorrow s 10 p. m. trip.
Mike Monte fished the Belmar area this morning and didn t catch a thing though there was intense bird action offshore. He later got a call about what was going on in the Brick Beach area and down into IBSP and got worn out this afternoon catching 25-35-inch bass on swimmers and metal.
Posted on December 27, 2021 Tuesday s Weather looks good At year s end it s a real gift to get a comfortable day at sea, but Tuesday may be one with a forecast of west winds at 10-15 knots. Didn t, then wind against tide made it very tough.
Posted on December 26, 2021 Small craft advisory up, but better weather coming A small craft advisory is up until 1 a. m. Monday, but conditions improve after that. Monday s forecast is for north winds at 10-15 knots with gusts to 20, but that drops off to east at just 5-10 in the afternoon and Tuesday looks very good, Blackfish remain abundant in the Shrewsbury Rocks area as Capt. Joe Massa demonstrated last week
Posted on December 24, 2021 Still hope for stripers in N. J. surf The re don t seem to be many dedicated surfcasters left, but Mike Monte thinks there s still a good possibility of catching a bass or two from 18 to 24 inches in the Monmouth County surf. The few anglers he s talked had similar reports of a shot at a bass or two especially at dawn and dusk.
Posted on December 22, 2021 Massa reports good tog bite With ocean water temperatures still well over 40 degrees, Capt. Joe Massa reports blackfish remain on the feed. He had a triple limit of tog yesterday while fishing with two friends in the Shrewsbury Rocks area with his My Three Sons from Morgan Marina.
Posted on December 21, 2021 Striper surf blitz reported at Sandy Hook I it s unusual to hear about blitz fishing for stripers in the N. J. surf at this time of the year, but Mike Monte got just that type of report this morning. Then he got word of an angler who was fishing Sandy Hook when it exploded with larger bass from 24 to 34 inches on peanut bunkers which produced 10 bass for him.